ROH: Swan Lake

SWAN LAKE_The Royal Ballet_ROH.
Odette_Odile; ariane la Nunez,
Prince; Vadim Muntagirov,
Queen Mother; Elizabeth McGorian,
Rothbart; Bennet Gartside,


The Royal Ballet presents a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet, Swan Lake. Given its status today as arguably the best loved and most admired of all classical ballets, it is perhaps surprising that at its premiere in 1877 Swan Lake was poorly received. It is thanks to the 1895 production by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov that Swan Lake has become part of not only ballet consciousness but also wider popular culture. Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season the Company creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. Scarlett, while remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane.

Additional Info

  • No: A02050131
  • Composer: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Conductor: Koen Kessels
  • Orchestra: Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
  • Artists: Marianela Nuñez, Vadim Muntagirov, Elizabeth McGorian, Bennet Gartside, Royal Ballet
  • Production year: 2018
  • Run time: 02:10:00
  • Director: Choreography: Marius Petipa, Lev Ivanov
  • Producers: Royal Opera House
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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